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Liv Baker and Rebecca Winkler, Asian elephant rescue, rehabilitation and rewilding

Abstract

The considerable conservation research on environmental problems and climate change tends to focus on species “biodiversity” rather than individuals. Individuals of the same species get categorized as “wild” or “captive”, with the latter often omitted from conservationists’ concerns. But wild and captive animals, although they may require different treatment, have comparable interests as individuals. Equity requires taking this into account in conservation efforts.

Author Biography

Rebekah Humphreys, Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Wales, Trinity St. David, Lampeter Campus, is a specialist in animal and environmental ethics. Website

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